SSIT Newsletter

The Society on Social Implications of Technology publishes a monthly newsletter.

The SSIT newsletter hits member inboxes on the 15th of each month.

Please contact the SSIT Newsletter Editor, Heather Love ( if you have a news item, SSIT-related update, volunteer opportunity, Call for Papers, award notice, or “Feature Article” idea for a future issue.

Submissions are due by the 20th of the month prior to the newsletter’s distribution.

From our most recent issue:

ISTAS Submission Deadline and Featured Speakers

Help us spread that word that 1 July is the final, extended deadline to submit papers for the conference program at SSIT’s flagship conference, ISTAS 2018! Be sure to review the full call for papers and send in your work for consideration. Please contact Paul Cunningham at if you have questions about the conference.

In addition, the 2018 ISTAS conference committee is pleased to announce that the following five speakers will present at a featured panel on “The Value of Information in Decision Making.” Don’t miss it!

Dr. Christoph Aubrecht, a Senior Geospatial Specialist and advisor with the World Bank. He is also affiliated with the European Space Agency, representing ESA at the World Bank to coordinate collaborative activities.

Dr. Jamie Kruse, the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor at East Carolina University, NC, USA. She is recognized for her research in economics and decision-making under uncertainty, especially as it relates to natural hazards.

Dr. Yusuke Kuwayama, a Senior Research Fellow at Resources for the Future (RFF) who has worked with RFF as an economist since 2011. His is the Director for the Valuation of Applications Benefits Linked with Earth Science (VALUABLES) Consortium which is assessing the impacts and value of space-based data on decision making.

Dr. Emily Pindilli, the lead for the Natural Resource Economics theme at the United States Geological Survey’s Science and Decisions Center in Reston, VA, USA. She has more than fifteen years of experience specializing in economic and policy analysis to support energy and environmental projects.

Dr. Carl Shapiro, who has been an economist at the United States Geological Survey (USGS) for over 35 years. He is currently Senior Economist, Energy and Minerals, and Environmental Health, and Director of the Science and Decisions Center (SDC), an interdisciplinary organization advancing the use of science in natural resource decision-making.

For more information about ISTAS 2018, which focuses on the theme “Technology, Ethics, and Policy,” see the complete conference announcement in the newsletter or visit the ISTAS website.

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December 2017

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December 2016



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